D.A.V.E. The Drummer: The TB-303 Demystified TUTORIAL

D.A.V.E. The Drummer: The TB-303 Demystified TUTORIAL

If you’re a fan of the classic Techno bass sound of the legendary Roland TB-303 this is the course for you! Esteemed techno DJ and producer D.A.V.E. The Drummer takes you on a 4-hour tour of both hardware and software versions of the 303, explaining how to get that classic bassline sound for your own tracks.

So don’t worry, you won’t need the original hardware (unless you’ve got a few grand to spare!!) as this course covers software alternatives too, including the Roland Cloud version of the TB-303.

In the course, D.A.V.E. explores the following instruments:

  • Roland TB-303 Original + Devil Fish mod (hardware)
  • Roland TB-03 (hardware)
  • Behringer TD-03 (hardware)
  • Cyclone Bass Bot (hardware)
  • AudioRealism Bass Line 3 (software)
  • Roland Cloud TB-303 (software)

And not only do you get a full explanation of each piece of gear, he also covers programming patterns, audio processing and performance tips & tricks.

Hailing from the illegal warehouse party scene that exploded in London during the 1990’s, DJ & producer Henry Cullen (aka D.A.V.E. The Drummer) started techno label Hydraulix as an outlet for his own musical ideas. The label intended to bridge the gap between the Acid Techno of his previous work and the new, darker sound that D.A.V.E. was experimenting with in the studio.

D.A.V.E.’s more recent work reflects a shift toward a darker, more stripped-back techno sound. The label remains at the forefront of the techno scene, winning respect from DJs around the world and constantly taking on fresh young artists and releasing tracks by seasoned Hydraulix regulars.

Still a busy DJ and producer, D.A.V.E. has released numerous remixes and originals for labels including Fine Audio, Noom, Reklusive, Naked Lunch, Phobiq, Elektrax, Techburst and of course Hydraulix, Apex and Mutate To Survive.

This is as comprehensive an exploration of the 303 range of hardware and software as you can find, guided by someone whose passion for the classics reverberates throughout the course’s duration.

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